Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the 2001 September 11th attacks on the United States. Revisit “9/11 Across the Globe,” a blog post featuring journal issues and books on the al-Qauda attack as well as the 1973 Chilean coup d’état that overthrew then-President Salvador Allende and allowed Augusto Pinochet to assume power.
Read an excerpt from the post:
In recent years, the date 9/11 has become firmly associated with al-Qaeda’s 2001 attacks on the United States and the presumed advent of a new era of global conflict between democracy and fundamentalist jihad.
“The Other 9/11” reminds us not only that other seminal acts of violence occurred on a prior 9/11, beyond the borders of the United States, but that Allende’s 1973 overthrow was an act of documented state-sponsored terror supported by the United States against a democratically elected government. Read the introduction to “The Other 9/11,” made freely available.
For more on the topic, read “9/11 Across the Globe.”